• insults are from an era before the English language got boiled down to

    From Darrell A. Larose@21:1/5 to All on Sun Dec 26 11:50:55 2021
    XPost: ott.general, edm.general

    These insults are from an era before the English language got boiled
    down to 4-letter words.

    1. "He had delusions of adequacy ” Walter Kerr

    2. "He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.”- Winston Churchill

    3. "I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with
    great pleasure. - Clarence Darrow

    4. "He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to
    the dictionary.”-William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)

    5. "Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big
    words?"- Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)

    6. "Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time
    reading it.” - Moses Hadas

    7. "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I
    approved of it.” - Mark Twain

    8. "He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.” -
    Oscar Wilde

    9. "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play;
    bring a friend, if you have one.” -George Bernard Shaw to Winston

    10. "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second... if there
    is one.” - Winston Churchill, in response

    11. "I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here”
    - Stephen Bishop

    12. "He is a self-made man and worships his creator.” - John Bright

    13. "I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing
    trivial.” - Irvin S. Cobb

    14. "He is not only dull himself; he is the cause of dullness in
    others.” - Samuel Johnson

    15. "He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up. - Paul Keating

    16. "He loves nature in spite of what it did to him.” - Forrest Tucker

    17. "Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address
    on it?” - Mark Twain

    18. "His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.” - Mae West

    19. "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.” - Oscar Wilde

    20. "He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support
    rather than illumination.” - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

    21. "He has Van Gogh's ear for music.” - Billy Wilder

    22. "I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But I'm afraid this wasn't
    it.” - Groucho Marx

    23. The exchange between Winston Churchill & Lady Astor: She said, "If
    you were my husband I'd give you poison." He said, "If you were my wife,
    I'd drink it."

    24. "He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I
    know." - Abraham Lincoln

    25. "There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure." --
    Jack E. Leonard

    26. "They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of
    human knowledge." -- Thomas Brackett Reed

    27. "He inherited some good instincts from his Quaker forebears, but by diligent hard work, he overcame them." -- James Reston (about Richard Nixon)

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